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Grace

 

(Grace – Greek, charis – is the unmerited favour of God toward man that was made possible by the sacrificial offering of Jesus on the cross. Grace is thus the free gift of God because we cannot through meritorious works or perfect keeping of law earn God’s favour and justification. God saves by grace because of our obedient response to Him by faith.)

  1. A.Origin of grace:
    1. Grace was given by God (Romans 15:15; Eph 2:8).
    2. Grace came through Jesus (John 1:17; Romans 1:5).
    3. Grace revealed through Jesus (1 Cor 1:4; Eph 4:7).
    4. Grace revealed on the cross (Titus 2:11; 2 Tim 1:9).
    5. Grace is accessed by faith (Romans 5:2).
  2. B.Description of grace:
    1. It is great (Acts 4:33).
    2. It is glorious (Eph 1:6).
    3. It is abundant (Romans 5:15-20).
    4. It is the gift of God (Eph 2:8; 3:7).
    5. It is free (Romans 5:15).
  3. C.Result of grace:
    1. God’s unmerited favour toward man (Romans 5:8; Eph 2:4, 8-9; Titus 2:11; 3:5).
    2. Justification from sin (Romans 3:23-24; Titus 3:7).
    3. Salvation (Acts 15:11; Romans 8:1; Eph 2:5-8).
  4. D.Relationship between grace and salvation:
    1. We are saved by grace (Eph 2:5).
    2. We are justified by grace (Romans 3:23-24; Titus 3:7).
    3. We grow in grace (2 Cor 8:7; 2 Peter 3:18).
    4. We stand in grace (Romans 5:2; 1 Peter 5:12).
    5. We continue in grace (Acts 13:43).
    6. We hope through grace (2 Thess 2:16).
    7. We abound through grace (Romans 5:17; 2 Cor 9:8).
    8. We are called by grace (Gal 1:15-16; 2 Tim 1:9).
    9. These humble receive grace (James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5).
    10. We can fall from grace (Gal 5:4).
    11. We must not turn grace into lascivious living (Romans 6: 1-2; Jude 4).
    12. We cannot earn grace (Acts 13:39; Eph 2:9; Titus 3:4-5).
    13. We are taught to live godly (Titus 2:11-12).

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